CHAOSSweekly (June 26-30, 2023)

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Reminder: Upcoming Meeting Cancellations

The next few weeks are busy for some of our CHAOTICS and so there are a few meeting cancellations you should be mindful of:

  • No meetings July 4 for the US Holiday (No Metrics Models, Newcomer Hangout, or Weekly Community Meeting)
  • No Scientific Software Working Group Meeting July 13
  • No OSPO Working Group Meeting July 13
  • No App Ecosystem meetings July-August

These meetings have been removed from the CHAOSS calendar but if you copied any of the events into your own personal calendars you should make the changes there as well.

Next Badger Orientation July 11

If you are interested in becoming a new Badger for our DEI Event Badging program, there is an orientation scheduled for July 11, 2023 at 12:00 US Central / Chicago time (right after the Weekly Community Call). You don’t have to register for this orientation and you can simply show up. If you’d like to be included on the invitation, so that it’s added to your personal calendar, just let Elizabeth Barron know or fill out our General Interest Form. This is a great way to contribute to the CHAOSS project in a non-coding way, and you don’t need to have much experience with CHAOSS to begin.

Governance Document Approved by the CHAOSS Board

Last week, the CHAOSS Board met as a part of their regular meeting cadence. They unanimously approved a new Governance Document that outlines the structure and operations of CHAOSS in greater detail than our Charter. This document will be finalized and posted to the website and the CHAOSS GitHub organization, but in the meantime, you can see the draft version that was approved. Huge kudos to Dawn Foster for crafting the original version of this document and leading this effort!


This year at the FOSSY conference in Portland, Oregon, CHAOSS will have their first booth for doing outreach into the open source community. We also have a few CHAOTICS giving talks at this conference:

If you will be out there we have a temporary #fossy2023 channel to coordinate staffing the booth and hangouts. Feel free to join us!

Let’s Celebrate our CHAOTIC of the Week, Enock Kassadha!

Enock Kassadha

A little about Enock:

Hey there! You probably know me or you don’t (I am not famous after all). I am Enock Kasaadha but just in case spellings get chaotic, you can go by my digital footprint, Enoch Kaxada. I have left traces of myself on MediumTwitterLinkedInGithub, and Gitlab. Surprisingly, on Shutterstock and Youtube too.?

I have been speaking with computers in languages they understand for now 5 years and have been a Chaotic for 2 years. If I am not speaking JavaScript, Python, or Shell Script, I am either reading music, playing the piano and guitar or speaking with humans in languages they probably understand too.

What Enock works on at CHAOSS:

As a Chaotic, I break, build and manage the technical aspects of the Badging Project. You’ll mostly find my username ‘kaxada’ tagged along with messages like, ‘The bot is messing around!’, ‘I am a developer, how can I contribute to the CHAOSS project?’, ‘Please review my PR’ and sometimes, ‘Will you be available for a call to look into the issue?’.  CHAOSS has turned me into a jack of all trades and a master of … (Well I don’t know the number either, but it is more than one).

Enock’s Advice to newcomers to open source:

My two pence worth in Open Source. Good work will always be noticed.  Every time you make an Open Source Contribution, you leave a mark on the internet and one day all the search results connected to your name will be a turning point in your life. Keep building in the Open.

Special Thanks from Elizabeth and the CHAOSS Community:

Enock arrived in CHAOSS a few years ago as a GSOC student to help with the Badging Bot, and CHAOSS has never been the same! His energy, humor, and technical know-how have been such a huge part of building the community around the Bot and CHAOSS Africa, too. As someone who works on DEI Badging daily, I am eternally appreciative of how much time that bot has saved in manual tasks. And Enock continued to own it and work on it long after GSOC ended, which we are all beyond grateful for. Besides helping run the CHAOSS Africa calls, Enock also serves as a Badger and regularly attends our CHAOSS Community and DEI working group meetings. He welcomes new folks to the community consistently and is key to making the CHAOSS Africa community what it is today. How lucky we are that GSOC brought our paths together and that Enock decided to stick around. We just can’t thank you enough, Enock! You are a one-of-a-kind that has left an indelible mark on the CHAOSS Community! ?

Meeting Summaries and Recordings

As usual, our meeting summaries are posted on Discourse, and our recordings are posted on CHAOSStube.

You can subscribe to the #meeting-recap tag or the Meeting Summaries category to be notified of new meeting summaries in Discourse. Feel free to continue async conversations there or in Slack. We hope these summaries are useful! Let us know how we can improve them.

Upcoming Meetings

All calls use our CHAOSS Community Zoom link ( All meetings listed here are in US Central / Chicago Time Zone, currently on Daylight Savings Time (UTC -5). You can convert to your local time here. You can also subscribe to the CHAOSS Calendar or watch for meeting reminders that are posted daily in the #general channel in Slack.

Tuesday, July 4

No Meetings Today

Wednesday, July 5

10:00 am Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

Thursday, July 6

10:00 am Common Working Group Meeting (Minutes and Agenda)
1:00 pm Risk Working Group (Minutes and Agenda)

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